Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fact or state of being typical; existence as a type or symbol; also, adherence to types or standards.

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  • noun typicalness

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  • noun the state of being that is typical

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Examples

  • The wandering gluttons of fascist Italy gave the idea of typicality a new swagger and a new poetry.

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  • His saber-rattling against Afghanistan and Iran is frightening in it's potential and troubling in it's typicality.

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  • The results minimally mean that by the time kids can perform this task -- look at an event described by a verb when that verb is mentioned -- they are not immediately sensitive to the typicality of the event.

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  • By 3 years old, though, the kids were back to looking at the correct event regardless of typicality though they reportedly giggled at the atypical events.

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  • First, we don't really know that the 18 month old infants were not sensitive to typicality, only that they didn't show it in this experiment.

    Learning verbs is hard

  • In fact, folks like Hartle and Srednicki have explicitly argued that the assumption of our own “typicality” is completely unwarranted.

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  • “Note that this scenario makes no assumptions about our typicality — it assumes, to the contrary, that we are exactly who we (presently) perceive ourselves to be, no more and no less.”

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  • They didn't appear to know any of the verbs. 18 month olds, however, looked at the correct video regardless of the typicality of the event.

    Learning verbs is hard

  • Note that this scenario makes no assumptions about our typicality — it assumes, to the contrary, that we are exactly who we (presently) perceive ourselves to be, no more and no less.

    Boltzmann’s Universe

  • They didn't appear to know any of the verbs. 18 month olds, however, looked at the correct video regardless of the typicality of the event.

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